If there's one thing this video from AsapSCIENCE taught me, it's that I have a terrible memory. Thankfully (or then again, maybe not), it turns out a lot of other people do too.
In a Harvard University test, type-2 diabetics' blood sugar levels were found to be more strongly affected by perceived sugar levels of a sweet drink than its actual sugar levels. From Real Clear Science: In actuality, the two beverages were the same: a drink with roughly fifteen grams of sugar. Subjects were just told they… READ THE REST
In the summer of 2016, I began working on a play about an addiction support group for conspiracy theorists called How To Build A Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart. It had one public staged reading in May of 2017, then ultimately decided to turn it into a novel, which I finished and sent off to… READ THE REST
At CNN, Boing Boing pal and security researcher Bruce Schneier and Harvard media professor Nick Couldry write about acedia, "a malady that apparently plagued many Medieval monks. It's a sense of no longer caring about caring, not because one had become apathetic, but because somehow the whole structure of care had become jammed up." According… READ THE REST
You probably think you're pretty clever. You've been rocking the same Gmail account login since your freshman year of college — and it's still just as safe as the day you created the password. Hey, if "football" was good enough to get you through freshman year, it'll serve you well into 2021 and beyond, right?… READ THE REST
Consider this — are you someone who would want a full-sized pinball machine in your home? If you were a kid who spent more than 10 minutes in an arcade, a bowling alley, a family fun center, or a similar location during the 80s, 90s, or 00s, the answer from that kid is likely an… READ THE REST
If you include video in social media posts for your business, you'll see a 66 percent boost in serious engagement. Your brand awareness will be up over 50 percent. And an overwhelming 93 percent of marketers confirm that video on a social media post has resulted in a new customer. While the numbers are compelling,… READ THE REST